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Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers-White House Blues


Published September 20, 1926


Recorded on September 20, 1926 in New York City. Poole sings and plays the banjo with Posey Rorer on fiddle and Ron Harvey on guitar on this tune about the McKinley assasination. Poole and his Ramblers were one of the most popular old-time string bands during the late twenties. Poole has proven to be enormously influential with his 3-finger banjo playing, which developed later into the famous Earl Scruggs bluegrass-style. Poole was quite the hell-raiser, dying at the age of 39 in 1931; it appears he was invited to appear in a film and Poole's resulting celebration led to a fatal drunken binge.


1 - White House Blues
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Source 78RPM>CD>MP3
Run time 3:32

Reviews

Reviewer: Holger Terp - - January 29, 2013
Subject: Guitar version
Good.
There are also John Renbourn's: White House Blues on Faro Annie 1972 and a
McKinley's rag somewhere.
Holger Terp
Reviewer: sav rekons - - May 25, 2009
Subject: look for more
banjo - if you like Clarence Ashley, Carolina ter heels, you should like this..

sav rekons 4 stars
Reviewer: ray1957 - - March 14, 2009
Subject: charlie Poole
great,keep it commnhg]]]]]



Great nusic,keep it comming..Ray Wilson Birmingham UK
Reviewer: benjclark - - August 19, 2008
Subject: Old Time
"Before country singers wore extra large hats, they wore suits" Absolutely. That's why real cowboys today call 'em all hat shows. Charlie Poole is alright. I'm glad to have found so many of his recordings right here.
Reviewer: stacy27 - - April 28, 2008
Subject: 5 Stars for Charlie!
Good to find him here and a really good song! Im from Charlie's home-town. I just wish I had known more about him and his music when I was younger. I had heard about him from a few sources but he always seemed mysterious. I havent even visited his grave yet! Im terrible! Hehe! But I think of Charlie as more than a (ugh)bluegrass guy. He also recorded and was a fan of blues. He's too good to be bluegrass........not that i have anything against bluegrass. I just consider him more special than that. Bluegrass came later. Charlie INVENTED what others carried on or ripped off. UNDERrated fella. God rest him. x
Reviewer: freemem - - August 20, 2007
Subject: White House Blues
This is the dog's bollocks,love it.Before country singers wore extra large hats, they wore suits,check it out!
Reviewer: coalll - - May 23, 2004
Subject: mack daddy
this guy rocks, old school and in da house!
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